Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing PDF/EPUB Ü

Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing PDF/EPUB Ü

Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing ➚ [KINDLE] ❄ Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing By Gary Soto ➤ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A poignant, humorous collection by acclaimed poet Gary SotoThe fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems Told from the point of view o Poems of Kindle Ö A poignant, humorous collection by acclaimed poet Gary SotoThe fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems Told from the point of view of both boys and girls, narrators of various ethnicities fall in love for the first time, pine over crushes, and brood over broken hearts Tender, lighthearted, and Partly Cloudy: Epub / surprising, this collection will capture teens, tweens, and anyone who remembers what it s like to be a young person in love.


10 thoughts on “Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing

  1. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    2.5 starsA charming compilation of poetry for the younger teenage crowd I found it to be cute, but nothing amazing I probably would have enjoyed thisabout a decade ago, when I could easily relate, but I didn t enjoy poetry then, and this book didn t exist anyways.


  2. L13F_Jana Wilkening L13F_Jana Wilkening says:

    I found this poetry collection by Gary Soto to be a perfect book for middle school students I have always felt Soto did a great job writing books that were authentic to middle school students and this is no exception Each poem in this collection is told from the perspective of an adolescent who is in love The first half of the poems are written from the perspective of a girl while the second half of the poems are written from the perspective of a boy The poems deal with puppy love, crushes I found this poetry collection by Gary Soto to be a perfect book for middle school students I have always felt Soto did a great job writing books that were authentic to middle school students and this is no exception Each poem in this collection is told from the perspective of an adolescent who is in love The first half of the poems are written from the perspective of a girl while the second half of the poems are written from the perspective of a boy The poems deal with puppy love, crushes, heartbreak, embarrassment, and everything else associated with those awkward first romances The poems are short, engaging, funny, and heartbreaking I believe middle school students of all cultures will be able to relate to these poems in an enjoyable way The main teaching idea that came to mind while reading this book would be to use these poems as performance pieces I think this would be a great book to use around Valentine s Day Each student could be assigned a poem to practice and then perform for the class The poems are short and written in language that would not be intimidating for 6th 8th graders It would be a fun fluency exercise as well as a great way to hit the Speaking and Listening standard of the Common Core So many students leave elementary school loving poetry because their teachers used Shel Silverstein or Jack Prelutsky Then, in middle school, they are suddenly handed Emily Dickinson and expected to get it This is a great way for students to see that poetry can still be engaging in middle school I think students will giggle their way through some of these poems, but they will ultimately see how much fun poetry can be


  3. Crystal Crystal says:

    Crystal Hansen, LS 583 Soto, G 2009 Partly cloudy Poems of love and longing New York Harcourt Genre poetry Print book Selected from Beehive Award list nominees.Gary Soto s book is divided into two perspectives The first half of the collected poems are presented from the female point of view, and the second half are voiced from the male All are vignettes, which capture something like a kiss, a moment, or a feeling For example, one of the poems is about a girl pondering how people Crystal Hansen, LS 583 Soto, G 2009 Partly cloudy Poems of love and longing New York Harcourt Genre poetry Print book Selected from Beehive Award list nominees.Gary Soto s book is divided into two perspectives The first half of the collected poems are presented from the female point of view, and the second half are voiced from the male All are vignettes, which capture something like a kiss, a moment, or a feeling For example, one of the poems is about a girl pondering how people will react to her new interracial relationship The last lines are Who will understand us Holding hands, I notice the color of Our skin becoming one In time Another poem captures the way a young man feels after he is romantically rejected He imagines walking into the forest to become a boulder so he can find peace These poems aren t all serious though There are definitely playful elements at work in poems such as Vegan for Your Love, in which a boy gives up his carnivorous diet in order to impress a girl.Gary Soto is masterful at creating an impression Although most of the poems only cover one page and consist of nothan twenty lines, each one is a story And not just any story it s a story that makes you remember a time in your life when you felt the same way as the poem s speaker This is not poetry that is coded or flowery, and for that reason it will most likely appeal to a broad audience of young people It is straightforward, relatable, genuine, and touching Another victory for Soto


  4. Valerie Watson Scheg Valerie Watson Scheg says:

    Gary Soto s Partly Cloudy is a collection of moments Each poem surrounds an idle thought, a feeling, a wistful emotion They are brief and somewhat fleeting All focus around the central themes of love and the desire for intimacy The first half of the book, subtitled A Girl s Tears, Her Songs tells about love and longing from the female point of view This section is filled with lighthearted emotion and secret thoughts When many of these poems are beautifully phrased, some of the feelings s Gary Soto s Partly Cloudy is a collection of moments Each poem surrounds an idle thought, a feeling, a wistful emotion They are brief and somewhat fleeting All focus around the central themes of love and the desire for intimacy The first half of the book, subtitled A Girl s Tears, Her Songs tells about love and longing from the female point of view This section is filled with lighthearted emotion and secret thoughts When many of these poems are beautifully phrased, some of the feelings seem a bit stereotyped it is clear to the reader that these emotions are supposed and not experienced The second section, A Boy s Body, His Words narrates from the male point of view Here the feelings rise to the surface There isof an emphasis on visual imagery and less idle thought The emotions seem a bitnatural, and are expressed in truer words The book as a whole has a widespread tone Some of the poems, such as Home Alone and Liking It lean toward the humorous, while others, such as Tree Bark border on the morose The collection strikes a nice balance between the two, with neither emotional set overpowering the other Much of the imagery in this volume focuses around metaphors of nature, such as comparing a girl s chest with pink petals or a boy in spring to a bumblebee These comparisons help to draw a clear picture for the reader in light of their commonality Overall, Soto has made a nice effort in this book of poetry While it has its lower points, it is a worthwhile read This book is recommended


  5. Janet Janet says:

    Have had the arc for 7 years and just never got around to it Also haven t read any Soto in a long time My middle schoolers would have loved the book.


  6. Sydney Sydney says:

    This book is a great book In this book it details poetry throughout as a whole This book would be recommended to any teenager that is feeling lost I really enjoyed this book because it laced out poetry and was easy to understand I believe any teenager going throughout a breakup or in love with someone should read this However, I don t like how this book is so short and leaves you hanging on the edge of the end of the book The poetry is easy to relate to and as you re reading the book you c This book is a great book In this book it details poetry throughout as a whole This book would be recommended to any teenager that is feeling lost I really enjoyed this book because it laced out poetry and was easy to understand I believe any teenager going throughout a breakup or in love with someone should read this However, I don t like how this book is so short and leaves you hanging on the edge of the end of the book The poetry is easy to relate to and as you re reading the book you can almost picture what the author is saying I will totally give this book 5 stars by the detailed poems of each page This book also is very short, I believe this book should take and average of 4 days to read it


  7. Isabel Isabel says:

    This book Partly Cloudy by Gary Soto was overall not a book I would usually read I say this because I don t think I really care for poems I also did not like how the book was not a whole story it was different poems on each page I gave it three stars because I thought some poems were good but, some did not make sense to me One of the poems was about a girl who loved a boy and she just could not find a way to tell him Overall This genre was not for me and I think I will go for a different ge This book Partly Cloudy by Gary Soto was overall not a book I would usually read I say this because I don t think I really care for poems I also did not like how the book was not a whole story it was different poems on each page I gave it three stars because I thought some poems were good but, some did not make sense to me One of the poems was about a girl who loved a boy and she just could not find a way to tell him Overall This genre was not for me and I think I will go for a different genre next time I would recommend this genre to anyone who likes short reads or deep reads


  8. Kate Lo Kate Lo says:

    A short and cute little book for younger readers that long for a romantic relationship Describes the innocence and excitement as well as the heartbreaks that come with first love This book starts off in a young girl s prospective then switching to a boy s prospective halfway through I feel moved by the different types of emotions as the love grows deeper How one would move on and learn, the effects that come with sorrow and heartache I d highly recommend for teenagers or kids of my age grou A short and cute little book for younger readers that long for a romantic relationship Describes the innocence and excitement as well as the heartbreaks that come with first love This book starts off in a young girl s prospective then switching to a boy s prospective halfway through I feel moved by the different types of emotions as the love grows deeper How one would move on and learn, the effects that come with sorrow and heartache I d highly recommend for teenagers or kids of my age group to read Gary Soto s poems for longing love


  9. Jennifer Son Jennifer Son says:

    The love and relationship poems in this book mostly represents teenagers impulsive love or crushes rather than real and true love As a teen, I could relate to many of them but it doesn t carry an important message or theme.


  10. Andy Crane Andy Crane says:

    Writing in the voice of a thirteen year old is tricky, I imagine However, many of these poems felt trite and or condescending It just didn t do it for me.


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